China is the house of any firsts and a real source of enrichment in space exploration sector. A number of significant space research programs have been carried out in the Chinese Space Station in order to explore the hidden secrets of nature, among which some have been able to create new milestones in the history of space discovery program. The Shenzhou 11 is the longest manned space mission to China which was launched on 17th October 2016 with two astronauts for orbiting space. It is the sixth manned space mission to China which was intended to meet and tie up with the Tiangong-2 space laboratory and get knowledge from a 30-day residence in the space.
However, after the month-long successful space orbit in Chinese Space Station, on 17th November 2016, Shenzhou 11 took the Chinese duo back to the Earth. The mission is the longest space mission in China, and its successful accomplishment represents the glowing ambition of China in advanced space programs in coming days.
The two space travellers, the veteran mission commandant Jing Haipeng and first-timer astronaut Chen Dong, have safely returned to the earth. Both are said to be in good health after the landing of Shenzhou 11 on the ice-covered steppes of Inner Mongolia. The two astronauts, Jing Haipeng, 50 years old, and Chen Dong, the beginner astronaut, 38 years old, are reported to be completely healthy after returning from the space mission. Both spent 30 days aboard the Tiangong 2 space laboratory, which is also known as ‘Heavenly Palace 2’.
Both astronauts had spent one month onboard the Tiangong 2 station and conducted a number of researches and experiments in the grounding for the launch of the Chinese Space Station’s core unit in 2018. The duo also performed some space-related technical and engineering trials while onboard.
Since the first footstep of the human being into space 13 years back, China has successfully blasted off two space stations, created a spacewalk, landed a rover on the moon and now is planning to send a manned spaceship to the moon. This new achievement, no doubt will boost up the efficiency and confidence of the Chinese Space researchers and Astronauts for the upcoming manned projects including the core module of the space station which is scheduled for 2018.